Talk Ten Tuesdays

States Receive Low Scores in the 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance

June 18, 2019 Episode 373
Talk Ten Tuesdays
States Receive Low Scores in the 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
States Receive Low Scores in the 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
Jun 18, 2019 Episode 373
Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | John K. Hall, MD, JD | Leslie Krigstein | Bonnie S. Cassidy | David C. Radley, PhD
The Scorecard, according to The Commonwealth Fund, reveals that most states are losing ground on key measures related to life expectancy as premature deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose continue to increase.
Show Notes

The grades for America’s healthcare system are out, and the results are dismal, according to The Commonwealth Fund’s 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, released Wednesday. 

The Scorecard, according to The Commonwealth Fund, reveals that most states are losing ground on key measures related to life expectancy as premature deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose continue to increase. Among other findings, the Scorecard found that healthcare costs are placing an increasing financial burden on families across the nation. 

Reporting our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be David C. Radley, a senior scientist for The Commonwealth Fund's Tracking Health System Performance program. Dr. Radley and his team develop the national, state, and sub-state regional analyses on healthcare system performance and related insurance and care system market structure. He is also a senior study director at Westat, a research firm that supports the Scorecard project. 

The broadcast will also feature these other segments:

  • The Revenue Cycle Report: Bonnie S. Cassidy, nationally renowned health information management (HIM) authority, reports on the importance of ICD-10 coding in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) revenue cycle for FY 2020.

  • Dateline Washington: Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs for the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), reports on the latest healthcare news coming out of Washington, D.C. 

  • News Desk: John K. Hall joins the broadcast to discuss the latest news on TPE audits.

  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, continues her reporting on the recent ACDIS conference.




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